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E-Mail | September 6, 2012 | Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chair, DNC

Posted on 09/06/2012 4:33:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In 2007, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. And in 2008, right before the Democratic convention, I had one of seven surgeries I'd have in that year.

Today, I'm a survivor -- but like every survivor, I now have a pre-existing condition. And although I fought and won the toughest battle of my life to beat breast cancer, I could have been denied insurance coverage because of that battle. Now, thanks to Obamacare, millions of Americans like me won't have to worry about going without care because of a pre-existing condition. We can focus on staying healthy.

All this week at our convention, elected officials and everyday Americans have been standing up and sharing how President Obama's policies have profoundly affected their lives. If we don't double down on our efforts to win on Election Day, the other side has made it their mission to roll it all back.

Chip in $5 or more today to support Democrats and protect Obamacare and everything else we've fought for.

For me, for President Obama, and for millions of Americans, this election is personal.

Every time Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and other Republicans say that they'll repeal Obamacare on Day One, I take it personally.

They just don't get it -- this isn't about politics. It's about keeping ourselves and our families healthy and financially secure.

It's so important for us to do everything we can to give Democrats the resources they need to win two months from tonight -- there's just too much at stake not to.

Before President Obama steps on stage tonight to accept our nomination for president for the last time, let him know you're ready to keep on fighting for progress.

Donate $5 or more today:

https://my.democrats.org/Democratic-Convention

Thanks,

Debbie

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair Democratic National Committee


TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: cancer; democrats; obama; obamacare
Hahahahaha!
1 posted on 09/06/2012 4:33:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

what Obama care..I havent seen any Obama care..My kids and grandkids havnt seen Obama care. Its not really there..Just medicaid and Medicare..I think ist just a scmeme to get cash in DC. Most states already have medical for low income.


2 posted on 09/06/2012 4:36:44 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Debbie, tell everyone the truth. You will be exempt from Obamacare. You will get lifetime care from a good doctor. The rest of won’t.

BTW, you aren’t the only one that has survived cancer; but you will have a chance at life; we won’t.

You should be in prison.


3 posted on 09/06/2012 4:42:01 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah...I just got on the company insurance first of July. Blue Cross sent me a letter today saying my preexisting waiting period ends 07/02/2013.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 4:43:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“This isn’t about politics, it’s about.....keeping ourselves financially secure.”
Every once in awhile, even a perpetual liar screws up and tells the truth.
Democrats - Self-serving, baby-killing thieves.


5 posted on 09/06/2012 4:48:06 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bigheadfred

If it were not for the heavy hand of government in health insurance and health care, health insurance would be true insurance, and medical care would be more accessible and less costly. Everything government touches, it screws up.


6 posted on 09/06/2012 4:50:35 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More lies from little Debbie.She has top notch insurance that only congress people get!! It can’t be canceled and besides Obamacare is not even in effect. If I were a democrat voter I would be insulted by these constant alternate universe lies these shmucks keep throwing out!! They truly believe that their voters are stupid! Perhaps most of them are.....but surely not all of them.


7 posted on 09/06/2012 4:50:44 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve been chronically ill since I was 8 years old. I’ve known from the time I was a teenager how dangerous socialized medicine is to someone in my position. One look at England is all she needs to see in order to understand how dangerous this is to her.

Unfortunately, she’s going to find out the hard way, and the rest of us are paying for it.


8 posted on 09/06/2012 4:55:00 PM PDT by lymelady (Pro-life: Because I passed biology and history.)
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To: penelopesire

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz lie ???????

Shirley, you jest.


9 posted on 09/06/2012 4:55:09 PM PDT by Walrus (Restoring America starts today! Let's roll!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

DWS is a woman???


10 posted on 09/06/2012 4:55:17 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Pining_4_TX

Government? Who needs them?


11 posted on 09/06/2012 4:55:36 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This misses the whole point. If we owned our insurance policies, like we own our life insurance, car insurance, and fire insurance, the "pre-existing condition" problem wouldn't exist. It exists only because we have to change insurers every time we change jobs, or every time our employer changes insurance carriers.

to make matters worse, of course, government meddling has meant that we don't get true "insurance." Instead we get involved in an income transfer scheme, in which the low-risk people subsidize the high-risk people.

After I married my first wife I took out a life insurance policy on her. She had a health condition that meant a higher premium. The insurance company was right: she died young. Had her parents taken out a policy on her when she was in high school, she wouldn't have had the higher premium. I made sure to take out policies on my children at an age when I could guarantee them a lower premium.

12 posted on 09/06/2012 5:02:22 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: Walrus

I think that curling iron has fried her brain.


13 posted on 09/06/2012 5:07:51 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sorry, New Improved female Anthony Weiner.

I can't waste time listening to an ignorant witch who can't even understand that when insurance is forced to cover pre-existing conditions, it is no longer insurance. It is welfare by another name...
And fraudulently misleading. And specially created to conceal massive fraud and waste.

So just buzz off.

14 posted on 09/06/2012 5:08:11 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
DWS lies again. She's a member of the Congress and has been for many years. She has health insurance under the FEHB plan. All of the providers agree beforehand to ignore prior existing conditions.

Ergo, DWS had medical insurance that took care of her breast cancer problem BEFORE ObamaKKKare came along.

15 posted on 09/06/2012 5:13:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: publius911
Virtually all employer provided health or medical care insurance was contracted for with providers who agreed to disregard prior conditions.

This is a minority issue ~

16 posted on 09/06/2012 5:15:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: penelopesire
DWS gets the same insurance opportunity all members of Congress, Congressional Staff, the entire judiciary and the federal employee work force gets ~ same same.

It's offered through what is known as the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan.

They pay for 28% of the insurance out of pocket with the "Agency" paying the remainder. Federal retirees get the same thing.

Postal workers pay 10% ~

You can go to http://www.opm.gov/insure/openseason/index.asp

17 posted on 09/06/2012 5:19:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: penelopesire
I think that curling iron has fried her brain.

You are assuming biological facts not in evidence...

18 posted on 09/06/2012 5:20:08 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911

LOL!!


19 posted on 09/06/2012 5:21:14 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: muawiyah

I was at town hall meeting in Tyler Tx and Rep. Louie Gohmert was asked about Congressman health insurance. His response was everyone thinks Congress gets better health insurance coverage but believe me it lousy insurance.


20 posted on 09/06/2012 6:27:26 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Congress exempted itself from ObamaCare, knowing what a disaster it will be. And it won’t kick in until 2014.

Does this ugly skank lie all the time?


21 posted on 09/06/2012 6:36:12 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Folks...you really need to listen to this lady, Dr. Barbara Bellar, an Illinois State Senate candidate explaining Obamacare in ONE sentence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vdnY8r7_fLw


22 posted on 09/06/2012 7:07:52 PM PDT by firefox ((Vote Democrat...Its Easier Than Thinking!))
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To: Orange1998
The truth is many Congresscritters had far better health insurance when in the private sector ~

I think some folks believe they just bop into Bethesda Naval Hospital and get heart and lung transplants or something.

Presidents can do that I suppose ~ a number of them have certainly needed some organ swaps, but most of the more serious medical procedures are actually done at Fairfax Virginia's INOVA hospital near the intersection of Gallows Road and US 50 (near Merrifield) ~ it's one of the world's great hospitals BUT it's a private nonprofit sponsored by Fairfax county (originally).

They operate on the proceeds from insurance payments made to them by health care providers.

I've been there as a visitor several times.

23 posted on 09/07/2012 4:18:53 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: txrefugee

Congress didn’t need to exempt itself from ObamaKKKare since they get insurance through FEHB ~ which is a system which is not exempt from ObamaKKKare ~so, tell me, if FEHB is exempt tell me how this works.


24 posted on 09/07/2012 4:20:43 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: bigheadfred
I just got on the company insurance first of July.

Did you have coverage prior to then?

25 posted on 09/07/2012 4:30:14 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Not since 2010.


26 posted on 09/07/2012 5:40:33 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
Blue Cross sent me a letter today saying my preexisting waiting period ends 07/02/2013. That provision of Obamacare doesn't go into effect until 2014. At that point there will be no waiting period but it's not in effect yet. Don't shoot the messenger.
27 posted on 09/07/2012 4:21:51 PM PDT by rudabaga
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To: rudabaga
Sorry, copy and respond didn't work very well there. You said: Blue Cross sent me a letter today saying my preexisting waiting period ends 07/02/2013.

And I responded: That provision of Obamacare doesn't go into effect until 2014. At that point there will be no waiting period but it's not in effect yet. Don't shoot the messenger.

28 posted on 09/07/2012 4:24:44 PM PDT by rudabaga
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To: rudabaga; Hot Tabasco
Actually, what it says is in the prior 6 months before this coverage began. I haven't seen a doctor since April of last year. So I'll be calling them to clarify that. Maybe it doesn't apply?
29 posted on 09/07/2012 10:11:36 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: publius911
I can't waste time listening to an ignorant witch who can't even understand that when insurance is forced to cover pre-existing conditions, it is no longer insurance. It is welfare by another name...

Health insurance that does not cover pre-existing conditions is worthless.

You pay in. Eventually, you develop something. Then, if you need to switch providers for any reason, you've all of a sudden got a pre-existing condition! IOW, you were a chump for having bought any insurance at all before getting sick.

30 posted on 09/07/2012 10:30:29 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody
Then, if you need to switch providers for any reason, you've all of a sudden got a pre-existing condition! IOW, you were a chump for having bought any insurance at all before getting sick.

That's not entirely true, you are afforded a measurable amount of protection against a pre-existing condition clause of the new insurer under HIPPA provided you had no loss of prior coverage.

31 posted on 09/08/2012 3:52:38 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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